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Michigan cuts ties with embattled hockey coach Mel Pearson

Aug. 05, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan has cut ties with hockey coach Mel Pearson. The school announced its decision on Friday. Pearson's contract expired after last season and he had been an at-will employee, pending a review of the program. An...

Former Mississippi governor subpoenaed in welfare fraud case

Jul. 27, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

The attorney for a woman who pleaded guilty in what has been described as welfare fraud totaling $77 million has subpoenaed former Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for documents about a multimillion-dollar volleyball center at his alma mater. The University of Southern Mississippi’s...

Mississippi drops attorney investigating welfare abuse

Jul. 25, 2022 23:18 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor investigating millions in misspent welfare dollars in Mississippi has been dropped from the case by the state agency that hired him. The state Department of Human Resources will find a new lawyer to replace Brad Pigott, a former...

U. of Mich., hit by misconduct claims, names new president

Jul. 13, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan on Wednesday named Santa Ono, president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia, to lead the university after its former president was fired in disgrace and it resolved a sexual assault scandal with a near half-a billion-dollar...

Family of Black man killed by deputies files federal lawsuit

May. 26, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The family of a Black man killed by deputies has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against Clark County in southwest Washington, alleging that its law enforcement has a “policy, custom and established practice” of allowing officers to wrongfully wield...

UCLA to pay record of nearly $700M in doctor abuse lawsuits

May. 24, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California system announced Tuesday it will pay nearly $375 million to more than 300 women who said they were sexually abused by a UCLA gynecologist, bringing a record amount in total payouts by a public university in a wave of sexual misconduct scandals by...

Death certificates reveal that US hit grim COVID milestone

May. 16, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. hit 1 million COVID-19 deaths on Monday, the news was driven by a government tally derived from death certificates. But that's not the only tally. And you may be wondering, where do these numbers come from? A look behind the data: DEATH...